International seminar on knowledge sharing on conservation of natural and cultural heritage in Kathmandu

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On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an International seminar on Knowledge sharing of conservation of Natural and cultural heritage was organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in Kathmandu.

An overview of the news

  • It was organised in coordination with the Embassy of India in Kathmandu. 

  • Ambassador of India, Naveen Shrivastav informed about the Indian government’s contribution to conserving cultural heritage.

  • The Government of India provided USD 50 million in aid for the reconstruction of two UNESCO heritage sites—Pashupatinath Temple and Bhandarkhal of Patan Durbar Square after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

  • The guest of honour of the event, Nepal's Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati appreciated the efforts of the Indian Embassy in bringing together conservation experts from India and Nepal for the reconstruction and restoration of the natural and cultural heritage.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

  • It was established in 1984 in New Delhi with the objective of heritage awareness and conservation in India.

  • Currently INTACH is recognized as one of the largest heritage organisations in the world with more than 190 chapters across the country.

  • Over the last 31 years, INTACH has pioneered the conservation of intangible heritage along with natural and built heritage.

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